Lucky Escape For Man Shot While Sleeping

By: Stewart Campbell Email
By: Stewart Campbell Email

Reno police say around 11:30pm Tuesday, a man was shot while sleeping in his bed by his neighbor.

The incident happend on Key Largo drive just off Red Rock Road near Stead.

The neighbor who was preparing to go duck hunting early Wednesday morning was drinking while cleaning his shotgun when he accidently discharged the weapon.

The slug from the weapon was powerful enough to blast through his wall, and through the wall of his neighbor's house, grazing the sleeping man.

The man was transported to Renown Regional Medical Center and is expected to fully recover.

The neighbor was arrested and according to police is shocked and upset by the accident.

Police at the scene say it appears that the man may have been drinking while handling the gun. The man is being investigated for possible negligence in the incident.

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